Take Your Marks is a new program developed by Swimming NSW aimed at introducing young people (5-12yrs/Kindergarten-Yr 6) to the sport of swimming and to help clubs with acquiring new junior members. 'Come and Try' events are a great segway for clubs and link between learn to swim and club participation.
The four-hour program is a fun way for school-aged kids to 'come & try' swimming and a cost-effective option for parents to check out your club. Children of all abilities are able to participate, including multiclass swimmers.
It's also an easy program for clubs to implement, with plenty of flexibility to allow clubs to deliver the program in ways that suit them best.
Read the Take Your Marks program booklet and games guide to learn more about the program. We have also created some materials to assist with promoting the program to potential members, which you can find here.
If you have any questions about Take Your Marks, please get in touch with your local Club Support Officer.
Take Your Marks FAQs
- Who is eligible to participate in come and try events?
- How will the Take Your Marks come and try program increase our membership?
- What does our club get?
Anyone interested in becoming a new member at your club. Our insurance policy allows new members up to four free tries at a club before they are required to register.
If your club operates out of a pool with a learn to swim program, your club has the opportunity to encourage members to participate at your club that may not have registered previously.
Families who have already registered swimmers with your club squads may have siblings who will be happy to be part of your club.
A bump in membership!